$50,000 reward offered for information leading to Steven Kelly's murder
Investigators unsure of motive for the crime
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Authorities announced a $50,000 reward for help in solving the killing of a man who was gunned down two years ago today in the southeast Los Angeles area.
Steven Kelly, 42, was fatally shot about 9 p.m. July 10, 2010, near East 109th Place and Willowbrook Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The reward was announced at a news conference this morning near the crime scene.
According to police, Kelly was walking on 109th Place when a gray or white compact car drove up the curb, and shots were fired at him from one or more suspects in the vehicle, which sped away afterward.
Officers found Kelly lying on the sidewalk, and he died at the scene.
Investigators were unsure of a motive for the crime.
The reward was offered by the City Council for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect or suspects in the killing.
Anyone who has information on the case was urged to call the LAPD's Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341, or (877) LAPD-247.
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